Fujinon XF 50mm F2 R WR Lens

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FUJINON 50mm f/2.0 XF Macro Lens

 

I’ve found my stride only recently with the 50mm f/2.0 lens and have become more and more delighted by what I can do with this lens.

It’s light and compact, focuses unbelievably fast, accurately and is utterly silent. At a 75mm focal length in full frame equivalent, it sits kind of between a short telephoto and a standard lens. I found this length to be incredibly useful – it opens things up for me. I didn’t expect that.

Know what else? It’s weather sealed! (Whaaat?) I was surprised by that. The specs say it has a “10 point weather sealing around the barrel for moisture and dust proofing to -10 degrees C.” To date, I haven’t tested this feature , but it’s just another thing that makes this lens so appealing.

I use this lens primarily for:

  1. People. Whether it’s on the streets, in portraits for friends and family… this lens makes it easy. Small, quiet and not intimidating or attention-grabbing.
  2. The intimate story, especially in cities. By “intimate story” I meaning, still life, slices of life, delicate moments. It has a quality in it that feels like a memory. That’s a great thing when you love storytelling.  I love using selective focus and shallow depth of field with this lens to help make a moment feel important. I also love the way its beautiful bokeh creates a soft separation between foreground and background.

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The Images

These were all taken with my 50mm lens… and they show what my words only partially convey. I’m a believer!

Cades Cove, TN
Fujfilm X-T20, 50mm f/2 lens

ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/280 sec
Handheld

Cades Cove, TN
Fujfilm X-T20, 50 mm f/2 lens

ISO 2500, f/3.6, 1/110 sec
Handheld

Cades Cove, TN
Fujfilm X-T20, 50mm f/2 lens

ISO 800, f/2, 1/50 sec
Handheld

 

Cannes, France
Fujfilm X-T2, 50mm f/2 lens
ISO 400, f/2, 1/1700 sec

Handheld

Cades Cove, TN
Fujfilm X-T2, 50mm f/2 lens

ISO 640, f/2.0, 1/50 sec
Handheld

 

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